To The Confederate Dead 1861 - 1865
Who knows but it may be given to us, after this life, to meet again in the old quarters, to play chess and draughts, to get up soon to answer the morning roll call, to fall in at the tap of the drum for drill and dress parade and again to hastily don our war gear while the monotonous patter of the long roll summons to battle?
Who knows but again the old flags, ragged and torn, snapping in the wind, may face each other and flutter, pursuing and pursued, while the cries of victory fill a summer day?
And after the battle, then the slain and wounded will arise, and all will meet together under the two flags, all sound and well, and there will be talking and laughter and cheers, and all will say: ["]Did it not seem real? Was it not as in the old days?"
[Dedicated May 1, 1988]
Erected 1988 by Jefferson Barracks Civil War Historical Association, Missouri Division - Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Missouri Society Military Order of the Stars and Bars.
Location. 38° 29.868′ N, 90° 16.898′ W. Marker is in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri, in Saint Louis County. Marker is on South Drive 0.1 miles west of Monument Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Union Women Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Minnesota Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away); U.S. Army Air Forces Air Crash Victims May 13, 1945 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael Joseph Blassie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victims of the Japanese Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Submariners Lost in World War II (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Also see . . . Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. (Submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.